Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 208
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by woofjac In-wall digital timer
The product is well-designed with easy setup features. However, the installation instructions could be more in-depth with possible situations. Fortunately, the Customer Help line provided me with an immediate technician who explained how to circumvent my difficulty...very impressive service. I was replacing an older digital/mechanical timer which only required 2 wires to function. This new In-wall timer had 4 wires which included the ground. He explained that the third white wire must be buried in the box. Sure enough after taking out the other switches to access the entire box, a set of white wires were taped together along with some extra drywall mud. Once I was able to get to these wires, connect the new timer switch, I had a great product. The timer works great with a nice large display and illumination.
August 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 1210 Defiant Timer
I was looking for a timer that would turn my outdoor lights on automatically since I go to bed before it gets dark. I've never replaced any of my switches before but the electrician (Chibuzor) was very helpful and walked me through the whole process of installing the timers. Very easy to install thanks to Chibuzor expert advice. Timers work perfectly, I really like the daylight saving feature on this model, it adjust the time automatically which saves me the hassle of changing the time every week. The timers were easy to program. Only had them installed about a week now but I haven't had any problem with them so far.
March 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brian Great little timer, full of features and a great price!
With a little knowledge of how electricity and wiring works, this is very easy to hook up. I did have some difficulty getting the timer to fit in my box, and there is NO WAY I could fit another one beside it (like I originally wanted to). It does require the use of the white neutral wire, but in newer construction that shouldn't be a big issue.
It fits nicely and looks good next to the other switches. Programming is a breeze too.
The only thing that I would change is make the little cover door a bit more robust. While "man handling" mine to make it fit, one of the little nubs broke off the hinge part. Everything still works fine, I just have to "work" with it to get the little door back on after it's opened. Not a huge deal since once it's set, you really don't need to open it again.
Overall, I'm very happy with this purchase. I got it to turn on/off the up lights outside our house so that there is some kind of light out front at night. Does what it's supposed to do, so I'm happy.
September 4, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Trainwreck Replaced old manual two wired timer with this digital timer
I just recently installed this timer switch as a replacement for an analog timer that broke. The only real concern was that this new digital timer had five (5) wires (blue, black, red, white and green) and the previous one had two (2) black wires.
After speaking to a couple of electricians and reviewed the wiring I was able to install the switch here is the wiring I used for the new timer: (The instructions basically had the same layout for a single pole switch)
* Black - terminated to the bunch of black lines that were tided together
* Blue - terminated it to the other black line that ran to the lights (I think)
* Green - terminated it to the copper ground wire
* White - connected it to the bunch of white neutral that were tied together
* Red - capped it did not need to use it
It was tight to the get the everything back into the box the number of additional wires and the box itself for the timer is a little big so space will be at a premium.
The setup of the timer was pretty straight forward just follow the directions. The manual button worked fine and timer executed just as expected. Make sure you sync up your zone where you live.
*** Oh do not forget to buy a new face plate to support the new switch...I had to run out and get one after installation. ***
Best wishes to all.
October 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chris This is a great timer!
I installed this switch several weeks ago and have had no problems. I would suggest you have a basic understanding of wiring if you want to install this yourself. The directions could be a little clearer. Once installed it was easy to set up and use. I have not had a problem with the switch losing its programming when the power goes out. I've turned the circuit breaker off to this switch several times and the programming stays. The little door seems strong enough for me. It's not like you're going to be opening it all the time. It's a set it and forget it type of thing. This has been the perfect solution for turning my outside lights on and off at dusk and dawn. A great security addition.
July 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dwhit Just what I was looking for!
I have been using this timer for a little more than a week, and so far, I think it is a fantastic product. I have it controlling my front porch CFL-bulbed light. I had to use some guesswork on the installation, (2 of the wires provided weren't used) but then, I don't like to read directions, and the ones provided had very small print, almost too small for my 68-year old eyes. I did have to try a couple times to get the switch into the wall and share the space in a 4x4 box with an existing plain 3-way switch. Programming was involved, but not difficult. Once installed, I think it looks pretty classy and modern. I'm going to get a second one for the back porch.
September 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SuffolkUser Great timer for lighting control
This time has all the features I need. (1) It will automatically. turn on/off any light (including LED). (2) It can replace a regular switch or a 3-way switch. (3) It can be programmed to turn on at sunset and off at sunrise (which changes almost every day). (4) If there is a power outage, it resumes the automated program after the power is on. (This is useful when you are away on a trip. I tested this feature by turning off/on the power supply.) (5) It comes with two cover plates so it can match either white or light almond color decorative wall plate. The installation requirement is that the switch box has also the neutral (white) and ground (bare copper) wires.
July 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Leon Smart timer
It was programmed for my location, dusk and dawn times, and turns my lights on at dusk and off at a time I programmed. Handled the daylight savings time change, and also has a security feature to vary the times. Fit in a standard box.
March 26, 2014